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Kids Writers LIVE! Carole Boston Weatherford

To help curb the community transmission of COVID-19, all in-person programming in January and February will be moved to virtual platforms.

Baltimore native and Newbery Honor winner Carole Boston Weatherford profiles hometown hero Elijah Cummings in The Faith of Elijah Cummings: The North Star of Equal Justice. This new children's book focuses on breaking barriers, serving others and leading for change. Dr. Maya Rockeymoore-Cummings will join Carole to share about Congressman Cummings' life, work, and legacy. Join us in celebrating the launch of this book!

This event will include time for Q&A. Have a question for Carole Boston Weatherford that you'd like answered during the program? Email your question(s) to

About Carole Boston Weatherford:

Hailed by Huffington Post as "a master of picture book non-fiction," Carole Boston Weatherford has authored more than 50 books, including three Caldecott Honor winners: Freedom in Congo Square, Voice of Freedom: Fannie Lou Hamer: Spirit of the Civil Rights Movement, and Moses: When Harriet Tubman Led Her People to Freedom and the Coretta Scott King Honor book Becoming Billie Holiday. Her poetry, nonfiction, historical fiction and biographies focus on heritage, culture and social justice. Her latest release is Be a King: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Dream and You. Carole is a professor at Fayetteville State University in North Carolina.

Thursday, February 17, 2022 at 6:00pm

Virtual Event
Event Type

Writers LIVE!, Virtual Event, Civic Engagement, Black History, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Age Group

Kids, Ages 6-8, whole family

Compass Category

Programs For Families

Event Publisher

Manager of Children’s Services

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